The Cardinals launched the #STLisLou campaign to honor hall of fame player, Lou Brock. Fans are encouraged to share stories about what Brock means to us and St. Louis and also purchase a Brock button with proceeds benefiting children with diabetes. Brock was traded to the Cardinals from the Cubs in 1964. What better night to kick off the campaign then when the Cubs are in town!
I was lucky enough to meet Lou Brock as a kid growing up in the metro east. If I remember correctly, he was signing autographs at a furniture store grand opening. My dad took me to see him, but we were worried that we might miss him. When we arrived, there really wasn’t anyone around. Lou was in the parking lot getting ready to leave, but he still took the time to sign my ball and chat with us for a few minutes. He certainly didn’t have to do that, but that is part of what makes him special. It isn’t a great story, but it is still something that sticks with you when you meet someone famous. I didn’t grow up watching Lou play, but even then I knew who he was and what he meant to the Cardinals organization.